What is it that doesn’t change?
We have something valuable, and we don’t know about it; we don’t worry about it. But as soon as we know we have something valuable, we feel happy and excited for a moment. The very next moment, the fear of losing this valuable thing strikes our mind. And we start planning how to secure this thing, which means the thought of having something valuable is making us insecure.
Ok, how could you have possibly known the value of this thing in discussion?
Probably somebody told you, or you must have seen it on the tv, in a newspaper, etc., which means you learned about its value from somewhere outside of you. The value that comes from outside is relative, derived by comparison, but it’s not the absolute value of it.
Since the relative value is derived by comparison, it’s not constant; its value changes from time to time. So what’s the point in living your life in anxiety and fear trying to secure something that is constantly changing?
Absolute value is something that is not derived by comparison and remains constant.
So what it is that doesn’t change – that stays the same and stays with you all the time? I pondered this question for the most part of my life so that I can find the solution to this feeling of insecurity.
Do you know what is it that stays with you and doesn’t change?
It’s the present moment. It’s the “Now.” It never changes, and that’s all we have. No matter what happens in life, it’s always “Now.” We can’t escape from it.
So don’t let the thoughts of future disturb you. Be still. Try to become fully aware of the present moment; let it be your friend and a guide.
Written by Raj H.